Measuring Migration in a Census

February 2019
Author: US Census Bureau, UNFPA, USAID

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This paper introduces key concepts and variables to achieve international data comparability, which requires that national statistics offices work with the same concepts and definitions. It covers essential concepts for the measurement, analysis and tabilation of internal and international migration.

This technical note is part of a series on Select Topics in International Censuses, exploring matters of interest to the international statistical community.